Another bright start to the day, and having had a few days off as my calf muscle was giving me gyp, I decided to brave the cold and get out there for Week 7 Run 1. Stepped outside the door cautiously to do some warm up stretches, then stepped back in again pretty pronto. The temperature was decidedly chilly, and the ice on the cars let me know I might need something additional to keep my hands from turning blue.
I did my warm ups in the comfort of the hallway, much to the amusement of Mr R. who asked why I was doing static, slow motion running at one point. After pulling a muscle a couple of weeks ago I was using these warm ups runnersworld.com/the-body-s... that I'd discovered on the internet, but it did make him chuckle.
I then donned my flourescent pink head band thingy to keep my ears warm, and my running gloves and then attempted to insert my earphone and turn on the podcast. Silly me... took off headband and gloves, plugged earphone into ear, put headband on, then turned on the podcast and was ready for a really pleasant run.
About half way through the warm up walk I realised that my leggings were making a bid for freedom, or perhaps the running gremlins were trying to see if they could create a gap for the cold to get in round my midriff. Hoiking up leggings while briskly walking is one thing, but later on once I was running, hoiking them up without interrupting the run must have looked pretty amusing to the passing dog walkers. But my determination to complete my run wasn't going to allow me to continue unheeded as I knew that running (if my leggings were round my ankles) would only be impeded.
I managed to complete the run with my dignity in tact, but cursing the slackness of my running attire. Mr R. did some more chuckling as I explained my fear of running with my pants on show. He kindly pointed out that it's not the leggings that are at fault, but my waistline and hips, which seem to have decreased in size over the time I've been doing C25K. Couldn't decide on the best way to solve the problem, "Eat a couple of chocolate bars." was the advice from the not so slim other half, but I've decided that changing the width of the leggings (using needle and thread) would be a better option than changing the width of me, and will hopefully ensure that the leggings resist gravity and stay put on my next run.